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)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 273,224

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 339,724

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 10,816,403

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 882,913

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13110 records found.