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)
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
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
Page SUM 2,524,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
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
Page SUM 2,524,110

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Golden Thread Productions 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
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,366,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 555,550

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13110 records found.