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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Page SUM 1,400,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Page SUM 1,400,999

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 254,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Page SUM 1,400,999

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13110 records found.