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)
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ 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
Page SUM 719,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Essex Fells Borough 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
Page SUM 719,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Essex Fells Borough NJ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tualatin STEAM Team OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BMe Networks FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,583,264

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