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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 175,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 881,657

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 936,610

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13110 records found.