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)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 456,477

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 673,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 383,300

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