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)
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Per Scholas Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,334,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 35,401,562

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JBI International, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 948,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 557,701

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13110 records found.