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)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Aloha Angels Inc N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Page SUM 4,026,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Aloha Angels Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Page SUM 4,026,182

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Gonzales CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workers Defense Project Inc TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,253,444

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Workers Defense Project Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Aloha Angels Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Page SUM 4,026,182

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13110 records found.