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)
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 501,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 501,540

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 562,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Sapling Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 790,509

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13110 records found.