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)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 372,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,491,333

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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 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,953,383

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