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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 3,785,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 3,785,950

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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 3,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 251,296

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Profit United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,379,375

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13110 records found.