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)
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Student Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,148,094

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Community Partners N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Student Veterans of America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,148,094

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lexington Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,754,213

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Community Partners United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,148,094

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13110 records found.