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)
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,550

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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 Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education 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 800
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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)
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,680,525

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,505,400

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13110 records found.