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)
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 1,353,798

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 849,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA 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
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 7,565,258

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 849,250

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13110 records found.