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)
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
OMF International Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Article3 Org San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 5,110,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
OMF International Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Article3 Org San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 5,110,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Pivotworks Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Callisto CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,921,176

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
OMF International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Outdoor Afro United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Article3 Org United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 5,110,800

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13280 records found.