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)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
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
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
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
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Legion Post 115 ID Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aloha Angels Inc HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
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
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 982,650

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13110 records found.