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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 588,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 227,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,318,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -828,000

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