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)
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 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 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,009,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,009,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,473,143

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,009,750

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13110 records found.