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, and corporate 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)
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,015,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 182,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Yeshiva University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 534,655

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 223,152

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