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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 443,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc 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
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
Page SUM 411,995

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 443,700

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