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)
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 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
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 359,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 639,562

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 331,764

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