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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 970,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 11,252,725

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Jaipur Foot Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,766,929

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 217,185

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