Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 11,266,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 585,813

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
1M1B Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 11,266,950

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13110 records found.