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, 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)
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 1,366,669

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 1,366,669

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 749,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 1,366,669

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13110 records found.