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, and corporate 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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Association Carillon 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
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,727,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,538,840

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing 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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 802,543

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,538,840

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13110 records found.