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)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,325,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,325,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,687,958

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,325,500

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13110 records found.