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, and corporate 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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 816,180

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 816,180

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 689,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 816,180

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13110 records found.