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)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) 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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
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 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
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
Page SUM 1,047,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 1,047,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,283,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 1,130,537

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13110 records found.