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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,043,950

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,012

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,716,600

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,043,950

Pages

13110 records found.