Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,105,571

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,105,571

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,138,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,105,571

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13110 records found.