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)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo 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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,415,594

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,415,594

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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 6,494
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 173,558

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,415,594

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13110 records found.