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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 565,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 565,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 1,412,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 565,300

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13110 records found.