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)
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
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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 425
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 684,783

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 684,783

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 908,550

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13110 records found.