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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tulsa Community Foundation N/A OK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 220,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tulsa Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 220,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation MI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,485,091

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tulsa Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 220,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Western Ontario Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 398,784

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13280 records found.