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)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 291,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 291,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 740,097

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 291,200

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13110 records found.