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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Hellenic Initative Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 785,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 193,350

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,418,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,030,150

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