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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,082,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,082,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,848,040

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,082,700

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13110 records found.