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)
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.