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)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,818,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,252,168

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,407,940

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,252,168

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13110 records found.