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)
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,926,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 255,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asia Society NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 634,085

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 161,202

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