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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A NV United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 384,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 384,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hekima Place Inc. PA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VotingWorks CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Bear Valley Branch Library CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
All Students Matter CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 908,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 384,450

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13280 records found.