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 33,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 257,649

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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 33,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 257,649

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 3,139,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Preserve Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 709,972

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13110 records found.