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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,031,703

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,031,703

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc LA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,336,495

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,031,703

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13110 records found.