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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 864,693

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
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
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 477,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 788,715

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13110 records found.