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)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,024,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
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
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,024,067

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,045,794

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,024,067

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13110 records found.