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)
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 289,518

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 279,214

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