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)
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,376,350

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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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 1,500,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,125,717

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13110 records found.