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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 877,400

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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 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 880,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,789,311

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,360,474

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13110 records found.