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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,526,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,526,010

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,787,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,136,900

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13110 records found.