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)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,365,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,808,463

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 1,349,643

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,808,463

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13110 records found.