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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 140,445

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,600

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13110 records found.