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)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,310,964

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
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 3,664
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 553,904

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 983,565

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 726,069

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13110 records found.