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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 602,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 398,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,278,400

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13110 records found.