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)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Human Rights Watch, Inc. 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 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 43,858,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 284,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Good Call NYC Co. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 26,542,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 505,260

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