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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,267,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jounce Partners Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,267,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Purdue University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Invest in Girls Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 501,706

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jounce Partners Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,267,700

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13110 records found.