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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 58,895
Public Allies Silicon Valley N/A WI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. N/A WV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,245,018

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 326,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
826 National United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Toda Voz, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 49,200

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