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)
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 602,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 602,635

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 180,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 602,635

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13110 records found.