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 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon 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 70,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Page SUM 2,324,914

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Page SUM 2,232,414

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,512,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Page SUM 2,232,414

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13110 records found.