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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 151,525

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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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 404,775

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth With A Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 298,580

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