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)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
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 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,725,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Page SUM 588,756

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,310,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 740,635

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