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)
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
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
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 76,875

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 76,875

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 515,175

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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 Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,258,385

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13110 records found.