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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Page SUM 4,618,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Page SUM 4,618,140

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 606,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Page SUM 4,618,140

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13110 records found.