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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 699,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 699,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,406,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,044,357

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13110 records found.