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)
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 320,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South County Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 320,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,729,213

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South County Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 320,500

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13110 records found.