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)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
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
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
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 518,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
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
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
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 518,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 473,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,087

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