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)
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 216,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Page SUM 1,963,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,661,950

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13110 records found.