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)
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,836,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,836,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,019,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,836,050

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13110 records found.