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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda 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 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
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
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,276,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,276,004

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 330,264

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,608,522

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13110 records found.