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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 123,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 123,060

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,334,143

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