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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 137,040

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 232,750

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13110 records found.