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)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,543,839

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 1,034,371

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,034,052

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 1,034,371

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13110 records found.