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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,137,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,137,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Issue One DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 868,666

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,137,550

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13110 records found.