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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,248,450

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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)
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
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 693,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,113,660

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13110 records found.