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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 856,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 856,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,441,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 856,950

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13110 records found.