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)
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,644,768

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,644,768

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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 1,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,518,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,644,768

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13110 records found.