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 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,869,380

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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 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,869,380

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 1,643,594

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
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
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,869,380

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13110 records found.