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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Page SUM 2,785,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 918,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 3,255,011

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 918,800

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13110 records found.