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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 671,540

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 671,540

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 158,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,125,620

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13110 records found.