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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 265,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 265,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,639,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,863,250

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13110 records found.