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
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Inn Between of Longmont Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.