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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,013,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,013,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,089
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 943,506

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 263,423

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13110 records found.