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)
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,065,265

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,065,265

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 268,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,065,265

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13110 records found.