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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,445,438

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Page SUM 860,915

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 319,100

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