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)
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
LifeWorks NW N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Age Institute Sonoma International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
LifeWorks NW United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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