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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 91,104

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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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 364,765

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13110 records found.