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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
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
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 919,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 919,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,085,194

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 7,578,339

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13110 records found.