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)
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cycles N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cycles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.