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)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 30,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 767,097

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 767,097

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 827,998

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,073,300

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13110 records found.