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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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 Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,826,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,826,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 871,501

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,826,200

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13110 records found.