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, 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)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,376,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,564,565

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,136,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,323,600

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13110 records found.