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)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,334,114

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,065,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 897,097

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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
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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