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)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,345,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,967,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 1,464,862

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,967,900

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13110 records found.