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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 244,577

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 210,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 190,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 244,577

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13110 records found.