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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 681,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 277,750

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13110 records found.