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, 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A 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
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 1,037,769

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 751,288

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,005,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 1,037,769

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13110 records found.