Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 4,601,334

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,821

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 593,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 116,008

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