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)
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 765,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union for Reform Judaism Marin Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 765,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO 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
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 302,745

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services 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
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
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
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 286,050

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