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)
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
OneOC N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 686,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issue One N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
OneOC N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 686,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 680,307

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
OneOC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 686,300

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13110 records found.