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)
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate 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 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,321,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,321,776

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 6,009,105

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,321,776

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13110 records found.