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)
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Page SUM 1,273,900

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Page SUM 1,273,900

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Page SUM 1,649,141

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Page SUM 1,273,900

Pages

13110 records found.