Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 606,300

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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 -10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 606,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Draper Community Foundation UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
The American Ireland Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 486,639

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Page SUM 3,185,655

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