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)
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childhaven N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,034,542

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 137,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 273,750

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