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)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,693,600

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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
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,693,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Legion Post 115 ID Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater NY Foundation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 704,567

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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
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,693,600

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13110 records found.