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)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 24,091,642

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 65,860

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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
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 6,859,310

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 463,973

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