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)
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 700,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 700,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,585,552

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 700,000

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13110 records found.