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)
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
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
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
L A Works Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
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
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
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
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
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
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 977,115

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13110 records found.