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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 1,091,750

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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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services 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
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 458,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,071,681

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13110 records found.