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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,439,500

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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
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln 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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,439,500

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13110 records found.