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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research 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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,841,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 7,158,839

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,716,740

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 7,546,339

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13110 records found.