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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 175,781

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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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 177,460

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,145,775

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