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)
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 329,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 357,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 768,979

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13110 records found.