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)
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 7,571,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,181,481

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,423,529

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 6,876,516

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13110 records found.