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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Seeds of Learning Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,404,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 281,750

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