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)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,790,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,790,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 8,406,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Physicians for a National Health Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,790,050

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13110 records found.