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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,856,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 860,915

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MW Fund Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,856,510

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13110 records found.