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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,356,898

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,051,798

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 533,253

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,376,967

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13110 records found.