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)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,071,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,071,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 741,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 182,200

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13110 records found.