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, and corporate 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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,136,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,136,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,939,758

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,136,500

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13110 records found.