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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education 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
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,959,175

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,244,863

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13110 records found.