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)
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 544,036

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 544,036

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Page SUM 3,230,288

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,345,622

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13110 records found.