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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa N/A IA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 4,952
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 138,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CatchLight United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Corte Madera Larkspur Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Avalon Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The GEANCO Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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