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)
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leap Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,690,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 235,030

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Principe Productions Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 8,229,755

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,017,950

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