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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
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
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
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,726,870

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,726,870

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,253,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 478,369

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13110 records found.