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)
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Page SUM 264,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Page SUM 264,560

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 236,762

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 23,868,450

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13110 records found.