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)
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 371,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Floreciendo CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 12,856,292

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 371,650

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13110 records found.