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)
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 370,432

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 981,200

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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 79,785
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Animal Cancer Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicago Community Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Spartanburg County Foundation SC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 531,625

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 780,075

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