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)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 1,105,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 1,105,904

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 770,298

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 6,165,194

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13110 records found.