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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cents Ability Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,376,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,299,431

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 709,835

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,215,450

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