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)
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 43,630,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 43,630,033

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,399,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 43,630,033

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13110 records found.