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)
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,837,139

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,837,139

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Savannah College of Art and Design GA Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
The Carey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 438,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,837,139

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13110 records found.