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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,278,579

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,278,579

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 465,296

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,278,579

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13110 records found.