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)
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 853,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,527,093

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 625,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,527,093

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13110 records found.