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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda 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
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 294,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda 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
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 294,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,575,258

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 889,180

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13110 records found.