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)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 362,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
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
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 525,725

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community College District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 234,125

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