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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED 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 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Page SUM 163,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Page SUM 163,962

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rrh Foundation Inc NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,468,543

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 549,810

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13110 records found.