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)
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 969,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,550

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater NY Foundation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Academy of Medicine NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 981,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,074,650

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