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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 33,053,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 33,053,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 289,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 33,053,750

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13110 records found.