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)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 988,765

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 24,950

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hellenic Initative Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 30,106,735

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
Page SUM 518,210

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