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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 597,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 597,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,262,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 597,100

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13110 records found.