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 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)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 558,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A 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
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 964,810

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,664,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves 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
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 964,810

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13110 records found.