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)
Second Amendment Foundation N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc N/A WI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Jeffery Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development N/A WI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Wausaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,583,123

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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
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
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ABC House Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 197,250

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