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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate 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
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
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services 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
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
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate 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
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
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences 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
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate 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
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
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences 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
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.