Top Giving Foundations: CA

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $1,894,973,634
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $431,219,377
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation $325,249,144
Tides Foundation $222,278,451
California Community Foundation $170,444,478
The California Endowment $155,964,525
Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health $150,331,099
The San Francisco Foundation $149,649,862
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation $141,325,999
The Asia Foundation $112,922,291
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $111,767,014
The James Irvine Foundation $87,377,604
The Annenberg Foundation $85,610,590
The Energy Foundation $79,304,017
Orange County Community Foundation $79,236,154
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles $78,459,655
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation $70,446,615
The Trust for Public Land $63,758,148
The Sierra Club Foundation $63,236,588
W. M. Keck Foundation $55,332,420
Entertainment Industry Foundation $50,245,085
Marin Community Foundation $49,175,108
The Ahmanson Foundation $49,059,341
Jim Joseph Foundation $46,921,141
The Safeway Foundation $44,618,115
The San Diego Foundation $44,614,658
The Marisla Foundation $41,941,775
The Roberts Foundation $36,994,560
The David Geffen Foundation $35,950,810
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences $35,082,867
Weingart Foundation $34,345,401
Blue Shield of California Foundation $33,147,337
Skoll Foundation $31,017,174
Give2Asia $28,939,254
Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation $28,462,500
Sobrato Family Foundation $27,495,668
Koret Foundation $27,155,337
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation $26,961,000
California HealthCare Foundation $26,430,506
Santa Barbara Foundation $26,039,387