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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 127,600

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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
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
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
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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 412,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 361,700

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