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)
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Boston Homeless Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 1,355,648

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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 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
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
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)
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Boston Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 1,355,648

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13280 records found.