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, and corporate 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 Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,318,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,318,333

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,777,923

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,318,333

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13110 records found.