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)
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
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
Page SUM 1,222,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 1,222,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 7,870,923

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,252,600

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13110 records found.