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)
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,496,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 654,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Jesuit High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,672,990

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13110 records found.