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)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,188,398

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,188,398

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,563,261

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,188,398

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13110 records found.