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)
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 562,918

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 562,918

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 540,561

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
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
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 212,850

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13110 records found.