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)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,435,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,435,585

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,495,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 508,325

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13110 records found.