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)
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 786,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 786,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado State University CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,550,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 786,350

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13110 records found.