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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,596,596

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
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
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)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,596,596

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