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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.