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)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 498,350

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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
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
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor 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)
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,411,975

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 638,257

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