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)
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hofstra University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,222,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 102,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 4,601,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,080,950

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