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, and corporate 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)
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 367,325

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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
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
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
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)
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 367,325

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13110 records found.