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)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 384,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 385,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 514,640

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 538,500

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13110 records found.