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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 702,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 702,993

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,000
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc GA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 311,054

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 8,525,785

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13110 records found.