Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 1,929,671

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 1,929,671

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,125,393

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 1,929,671

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13110 records found.