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)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 636,462

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 636,462

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 290,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 636,462

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13110 records found.