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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Good Call NYC Co. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 897,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,184,142

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Page SUM 11,604,286

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