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)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 453,601

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 453,601

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 585,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,719,250

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13110 records found.