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)
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,625,639

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,625,639

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,268,435

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,625,639

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13110 records found.