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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 810,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
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
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,344,040

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Page SUM 1,878,064

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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
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,808,463

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13110 records found.