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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
She's the First Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 508,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 134,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 845,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 145,453

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