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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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