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)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 872,561

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 872,561

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food4Good RI Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 707,913

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Big Table United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 1,682,301

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13110 records found.