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)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 994,555

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 575,356

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Page SUM 7,439,335

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 740,635

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