Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 227,514

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 19,850

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Page SUM 625,737

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 186,252

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