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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 811,120

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 811,120

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 1,693,704

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Page SUM 383,772

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13110 records found.