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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 642,498

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 144,608

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 381,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,222,685

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13110 records found.