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)
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,173,771

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,841,353

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,262,008

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,590,339

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13110 records found.