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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Narrative Magazine 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 25,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 260,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 260,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 479,589

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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
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 1,512,833

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13110 records found.