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)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,680,076

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,680,076

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13110 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 175,858
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,424,258

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,680,076

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13110 records found.