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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,056,964

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,056,964

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,388,400

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,056,964

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13110 records found.