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)
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Progressive Change Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 661,501

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,950

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13110 records found.