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)
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,313,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essex Fells Borough N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,313,825

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Louis University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Page SUM 2,551,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Advanced Energy Economy Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,313,825

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13110 records found.