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)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 344,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 344,325

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,656,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 216,500

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13110 records found.