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)
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
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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)
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
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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)
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 888,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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.