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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,611,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,611,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 915,790

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Page SUM 803,960

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13110 records found.