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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 876,450

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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
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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)
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 421,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Mexico State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 315,135

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