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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,086,510

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,086,510

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 42,750

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