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)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,120,371

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,120,371

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,676,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate 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
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,354,298

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13110 records found.