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)
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 13,468,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 13,468,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of the Arts PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 6,804,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 981,095

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13110 records found.