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)
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 611,332

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 611,332

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,624,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 665,474

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13280 records found.