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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,611,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,611,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Yreka CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Page SUM 2,638,582

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,611,600

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13110 records found.