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, and corporate 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)
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 232,123

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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)
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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA 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
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
Page SUM 419,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Page SUM 5,634,723

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13110 records found.