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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,223,811

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,223,811

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 763,407

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 7,006,694

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13110 records found.