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 Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,495,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,495,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,146,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,495,450

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13110 records found.