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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 177,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 676,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 13,482,300

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13110 records found.