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)
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
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 26,346,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,629

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 873,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 460,383

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