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)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,216,071

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,281,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
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
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
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
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 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,516,043

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,281,500

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13110 records found.