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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 371,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 307,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,281,814

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,287,868

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