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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape 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
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
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 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 626,454

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 -233,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -55,010

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,467,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,971,270

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13110 records found.