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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,357,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 127,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Principe Productions Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 8,439,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Page SUM 1,062,602

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