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)
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,776,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 949,272

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 505,894

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 949,272

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13110 records found.