Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

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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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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
National Medical Association Inc MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,725

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