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, and corporate 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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,400
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Casa Valentina Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nashoba Valley Technical High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Neighborlink Fort Wayne Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,400
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Casa Valentina Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nashoba Valley Technical High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Neighborlink Fort Wayne Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 940,700

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