Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
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
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
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 7,094,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 180,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,306,670

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 505,260

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