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)
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
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 176,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 176,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JBI International, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,298,674

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 176,250

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13110 records found.