Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Issue One N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 710,751

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 760,032

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 710,751

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13110 records found.