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)
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 708,040

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 708,040

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,448,950

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13110 records found.