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)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Page SUM 929,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 575,356

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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 250
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Council on Foreign Relations NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,280,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -23,602,156

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13110 records found.