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)
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 3,909,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 494,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 367,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 844,200

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