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)
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,090,475

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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 25,000
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
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 175,529

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 691,950

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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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