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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 741,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,959,422

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,964,380

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 147,090

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