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)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bear Valley Branch Library N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,384,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Age Institute Sonoma International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 231,134

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bear Valley Branch Library United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,384,900

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13280 records found.