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)
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
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
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 708,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 708,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development 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
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 360,738

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Page SUM 364,272

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13110 records found.