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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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