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)
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 873,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Page SUM 6,929,194

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
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
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,960,597

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Page SUM 6,929,194

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13110 records found.