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)
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,650,727

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,650,727

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,369,434

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,650,727

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13110 records found.