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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA 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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 599,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,436,121

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 608,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,436,121

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13110 records found.