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. 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
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,750,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 648,940

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,206,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 697,461

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