Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 937,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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 70,000
Page SUM 2,151,971

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13110 records found.