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)
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 425,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 425,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 449,058

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 425,500

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13110 records found.