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)
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 2,205,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,303,651

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Safe Water Network NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 998,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 321,300

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