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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,097,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,834,238

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 632,513

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13110 records found.