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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 905,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 803,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services 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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Page SUM 606,425

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 289,250

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