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)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,840,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
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
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
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
Page SUM 22,360,313

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thesmallslivefoundationinc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 707,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 38,525

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