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)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda 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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
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
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,142,864

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 568,407

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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
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 2,526,284

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,588,286

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13110 records found.