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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,283,165

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,283,165

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 3,100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 282,650

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13110 records found.