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)
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 197,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 197,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 360,738

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 486,952

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