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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 582,195

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 591,745

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,314,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Page SUM 704,361

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