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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Page SUM 1,569,146

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Page SUM 1,569,146

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Page SUM 651,013

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,073,948

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13110 records found.