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)
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc N/A FL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 259,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development 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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Page SUM 860,915

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 890,313

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