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, and corporate 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Page SUM 1,170,996

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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
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare 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
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 675,875

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Service Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 574,082

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