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)
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,131,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,131,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,509,940

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,131,300

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13110 records found.