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)
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,242,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 590,506

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 818,760

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -24,067,800

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