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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,030,504

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 975,350

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