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)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 705,800

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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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 675,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,543,961

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13110 records found.