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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
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 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 1,500
Youthcare N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 185,305

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 185,305

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arm of Care Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brooklink, Inc. WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,126,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 185,305

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13280 records found.