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)
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 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 532,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 532,757

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 1,701,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 485,007

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13110 records found.