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)
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -949
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Roseland Charter School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 31,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -949
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
Ariel Outreach Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Roseland Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 31,000
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13280 records found.