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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,739,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,739,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 905,070

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 723,674

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