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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 666,223

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 666,223

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 270,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 666,223

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13110 records found.