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)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,628,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Page SUM 1,352,398

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 839,597

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 697,461

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