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)
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.