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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 864,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 864,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,129,447

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,754,852

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13110 records found.