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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Food for Thought Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 495,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 495,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 2,335,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 287,700

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