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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 3,233,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 3,233,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 493,243

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,085,180

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13110 records found.