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)
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,478,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,478,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 797,297

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,478,300

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13110 records found.