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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Page SUM 1,040,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,000

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13110 records found.