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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 222,524

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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
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli 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 Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 548,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,145,775

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