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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,630,302

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,630,302

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,549,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 747,810

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13110 records found.