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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Page SUM 1,578,019

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 332,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Page SUM 1,578,019

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13280 records found.