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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 306,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
DYF Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 306,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 728,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Page SUM 1,017,066

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13280 records found.