Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 523,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Artescape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,301,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Mwatana for Human Rights Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 361,300

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