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, and corporate 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 280,717
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 3,192
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Association of Graduates of the United States Military Acade N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Page SUM 719,159

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 150,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 280,717
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 3,192
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Association of Graduates of the United States Military Acade United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Page SUM 719,159

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13280 records found.