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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 94,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 655,695

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 28,250

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