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)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,397,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,397,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,251,319

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,397,640

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13110 records found.