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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,158,740

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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
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 150,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,158,740

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13280 records found.