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)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,721,759

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,721,759

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,101,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,721,759

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13110 records found.