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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 288,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 288,925

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 153,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 609,750

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13110 records found.