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, and corporate 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)
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A NSW Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 55,000

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25 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,334,458

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,751,098

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 55,000

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25 records found.