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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 703,893

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 703,893

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Responsive Politics DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,518,218

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 703,893

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13110 records found.