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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 59,224

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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
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
Windsor Girls Softball League 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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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,674,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 614,088

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13110 records found.