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)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 904,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 473,650

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13110 records found.