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)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
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
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13110 records found.