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)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
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
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 2,373,109

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 7,170,258

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 2,373,109

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13110 records found.