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, and corporate 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)
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
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape 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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo 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
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,889,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,358,310

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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
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 976,600

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,358,310

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13110 records found.