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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,779,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,779,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 136,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,835,618

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