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)
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Page SUM 7,138,851

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 30,800

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 312,875

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
Page SUM 452,960

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