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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 805,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 834,075

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,474,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Page SUM 345,575

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13110 records found.