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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,460,878

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,460,878

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,727,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 43,460,233

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13110 records found.