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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 623,160

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 623,160

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 679,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,102,885

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13110 records found.