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)
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Barrio Action Youth & Family Center N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,007,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Age Institute Sonoma International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 231,134

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,012,900

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