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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 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
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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 732,143

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 732,143

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 131,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Profit United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 520,711

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