Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 707,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 747,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,464

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 747,800

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13110 records found.