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)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
City of Gonzales N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Page SUM 1,943,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
City of Gonzales N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Page SUM 1,943,937

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
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
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
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 698,469

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Asian Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
City of Gonzales United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Page SUM 1,943,937

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13110 records found.