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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,153,109

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,153,109

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 990,458

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Care and Comfort United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,153,109

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13110 records found.