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)
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
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
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,173,945

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 1,736,872

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,173,945

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13110 records found.