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)
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 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,220,871

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate 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
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,220,871

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 914,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation 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
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,220,871

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13110 records found.