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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.