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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 898,569

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cure JM Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A 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
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 898,569

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Urban Community Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,646,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 898,569

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13110 records found.