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)
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 171,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 171,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Page SUM 65,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 171,950

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13110 records found.