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 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)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF 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 1,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,436,364

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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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 101,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PENCIL INC NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,360,270

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation 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
Page SUM 2,069,460

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