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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 375,350

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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
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln 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)
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
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
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 668,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 232,665

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