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)
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 184,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 184,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Comic Relief Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Pacific Fund 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
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
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
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
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 440,450

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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 350
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,450,698

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