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)
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA 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
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,054,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,054,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. 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
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 402,163

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,054,300

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13110 records found.