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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,348,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,348,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 452,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 256,950

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13110 records found.