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)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 606,332

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 606,332

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 178,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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 Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 796,100

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13280 records found.