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, and corporate 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)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 455,192

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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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 525,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 155,950

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13110 records found.