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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 701,224

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 701,224

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,329,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 701,224

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13110 records found.