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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 512,990

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 265,233

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