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, and corporate 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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,589,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 33,930

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jaipur Foot Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 421,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 800,860

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13110 records found.