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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 743,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 763,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 953,824

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,251,850

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13110 records found.