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)
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Bunker Labs NFP Inc N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,812,301

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Bunker Labs NFP Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,792,301

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FFWD CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,165

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Bunker Labs NFP Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 1,509,409

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13110 records found.