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, and corporate 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)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
First Community Housing Santa Clara 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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 402,564

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
First Community Housing Santa Clara 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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 402,564

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,350,022

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church 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
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
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
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,585,298

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13110 records found.