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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Alternative Family Services Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Oligo Nation Sonoma CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 398,525

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Transcendence Theater Company Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Golden Gate Sufi Circle Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,203
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 206,903

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,826,625

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Making A Difference United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,898,625

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14797 records found.