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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 413,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,094,910

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,050,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 10,048,500

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13110 records found.