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)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA 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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 573,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,174,409

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC 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
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 599,564

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,034,861

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13110 records found.