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)
Greensboro Montessori School N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Haley House, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,294,395

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 144,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greensboro Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Haley House, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,620
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,294,395

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13280 records found.