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)
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Colts Boys Club Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Future Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Page SUM 670,302

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 201,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,180,455

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 189,402

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13110 records found.