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)
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 349,612

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BMe Networks FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,282,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 349,612

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13110 records found.