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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
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
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
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
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
Page SUM 222,757

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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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Page SUM 1,651,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,271,832

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13110 records found.