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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 334,749

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 291,249

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 654,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Samburu Project Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 291,249

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13110 records found.