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)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,274,581

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,274,581

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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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,689,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,274,581

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13110 records found.