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)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 611,369

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 611,369

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,289,322

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 611,369

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13110 records found.