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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,365,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,365,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 456,230

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Page SUM 2,418,695

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13110 records found.