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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 732,659

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,995

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollaback United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 732,659

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13110 records found.