Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 623,160

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 623,160

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
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
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 476,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 511,338

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13110 records found.