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, and corporate 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 Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA 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
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,354,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,354,937

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Insight LA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,255,857

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,354,937

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13110 records found.