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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 215,933

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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
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
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc 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)
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
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services 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
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 220,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Momentum Group United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 337,950

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