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)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 1,070,704

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 1,070,704

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
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 Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
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
Page SUM 240,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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 500,000
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
Preserve Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Page SUM 948,358

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13110 records found.