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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 1,282,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 1,282,200

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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 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Page SUM 218,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 1,282,200

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13110 records found.