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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,083,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 101,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Jaipur Foot Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Organ Alliance Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 458,970

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 232,902

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