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, 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)
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
TNTP Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 28,611,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 588,716

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 554,412

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,173,750

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