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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,342,823

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 410,200

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13110 records found.