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)
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,026,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,032,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 653,813

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,032,200

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13110 records found.