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)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 370,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 370,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,754,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 602,064

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