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)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
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
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
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
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,978,371

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,699,479

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Page SUM 1,592,529

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Page SUM 1,329,591

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13110 records found.