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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 572,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 6,294,871

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