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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 613,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 613,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Let There Be Light International Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 768,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
War Child UK England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 613,050

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13280 records found.