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)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY 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
Page SUM 7,058,840

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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
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, 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
Page SUM 7,058,840

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Page SUM 2,098,252

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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
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Page SUM 7,058,840

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13110 records found.