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)
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 622,106

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
East London Business Alliance N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 1,960,695

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Page SUM 844,560

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 1,960,695

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13110 records found.