Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,628,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,628,540

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,360,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,628,540

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13110 records found.