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)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 768,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 768,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,950

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