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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,723,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,723,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 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
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 376,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,723,640

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13110 records found.