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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 733,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
War Child UK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 918,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tulsa Community Foundation OK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 220,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Global Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,107,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
War Child UK England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 918,250

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13280 records found.