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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,193,704

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,193,704

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Green CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 620,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 711,387

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13110 records found.