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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 2,400
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza 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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 164,361

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 164,361

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,160,252

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,591,643

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13110 records found.