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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 815,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,334,114

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,390,271

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,334,114

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13110 records found.