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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 257,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,958,675

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Page SUM 104,854

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