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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,733,985

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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 2,400
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,733,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 469,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,733,985

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13110 records found.