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)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,091,964

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,867,500

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