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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,963

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc 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
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
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
Page SUM 411,995

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,963

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13110 records found.