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)
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
TNTP Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 25,525,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 101,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,174,541

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 2,069,210

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