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)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo 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 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 875,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 875,100

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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
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Asia MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,391,238

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Page SUM 2,112,479

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13110 records found.