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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,173,834

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,173,834

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc LA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Page SUM 1,655,217

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,173,834

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13110 records found.