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, 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)
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 259,795

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 577,816

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 998,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 827,154

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