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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,167,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor 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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 6,870,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 627,143

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor 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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 6,870,900

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13110 records found.