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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oligo Nation Marin Health 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
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment 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
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 305,245

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 275,152

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13110 records found.