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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 267,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 559,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 534,338

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13110 records found.