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, and corporate 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)
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Domenico School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Live Now Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Radio Pooya Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 463,227

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Domenico School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Live Now Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Radio Pooya Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 463,227

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 490,725

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 887,450

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