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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara 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
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda 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 10,000
Page SUM 622,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 622,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 461,792

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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 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,074,999

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