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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food for Thought Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Art Escape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Vintage House Senior Multi- purpose Center of Sonoma Valley Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Civil Eats Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alternative Family Services Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,121,125

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Art Escape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Vintage House Senior Multi- purpose Center of Sonoma Valley Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Civil Eats Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alternative Family Services Inc Sonoma Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,121,125

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Improved Incorporated NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,946,125

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Universite de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
T'ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 106,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 16,000
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Universite degli Studi di Torino Italy Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Universitat Siegen Germany Education Donor Advised 2020 6,900
Youth Spirit Artworks United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Page SUM 2,869,158

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14797 records found.