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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
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
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,301,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
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
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,301,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 864,995

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
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
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,301,600

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13110 records found.