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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 659,379

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 827,276

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 768,067

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 659,379

Pages

13110 records found.