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)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 11,641,572

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 11,641,572

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Baylor School TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,610,391

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 11,641,572

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13110 records found.