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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 168,395

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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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,459,346

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Page SUM 614,088

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