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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Page SUM 1,106,414

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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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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 851,786

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 869,900

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13110 records found.