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, and corporate 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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 314,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Page SUM 2,469,925

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Page SUM 357,155

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