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 Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
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 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 10,000
Page SUM 265,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 10,000
Page SUM 265,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Green CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 200
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 328,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 553,342

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13110 records found.