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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 10,757,020

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Page SUM 860,915

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,691,500

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