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)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 8,228,571

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 8,228,571

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
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
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 938,394

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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
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate 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
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,675,770

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13110 records found.