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)
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
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Page SUM 2,496,982

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 350,125

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13110 records found.