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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,435,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Page SUM 1,468,470

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 554,700

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