Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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)
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,649,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,649,708

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,967,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,649,708

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13110 records found.