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)
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,263,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,263,918

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor 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
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 532,913

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,263,918

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13110 records found.