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)
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 593,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development 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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Page SUM 860,915

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,248,580

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