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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,836,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 1,442,337

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,640,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 1,442,337

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13110 records found.