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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 6,808,463

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
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
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 6,173,994

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 995,464

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 715,200

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