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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 2,023,211

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,735,063

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,669,458

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,735,063

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13110 records found.