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)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,782,076

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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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,782,076

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Page SUM 911,650

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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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,782,076

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13110 records found.