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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,770,246

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,770,246

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Page SUM 1,711,676

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,770,246

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13110 records found.