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)
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
12 Plus N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 797,176

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,500

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13110 records found.