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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 923,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 923,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,449,322

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
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
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
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
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 1,522,234

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13110 records found.