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)
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
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 931,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 931,940

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 995,194

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,151,339

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13110 records found.