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)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,362,450

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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)
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 1,793,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 904,727

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