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)
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 822,703

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 822,703

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 547,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 822,703

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13110 records found.