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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,478,439

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 578,611

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,156,630

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,241,619

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13110 records found.