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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wausaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jeffery Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,819,378

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 146,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
350 Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 677,950

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