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)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 614,523

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 803,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
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
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 1,702,125

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,887,854

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