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 County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,115,964

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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 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,115,964

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,559,655

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 809,643

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13110 records found.