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)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 895,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 895,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 7,516,356

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 833,230

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13110 records found.