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)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 969,894

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 969,894

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 835,458

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 969,894

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13110 records found.