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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,015,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,015,004

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
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 Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 382,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,494,323

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13110 records found.