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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 81,201

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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)
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
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 680,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Page SUM 771,786

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13110 records found.