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)
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 19,152
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
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 7,354
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 224,028

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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)
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 636,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 434,825

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