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)
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,413,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,342,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,479,222

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
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
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,342,800

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13110 records found.