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)
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peace 4 Kids N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,003,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 326,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peace 4 Kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,003,200

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13280 records found.