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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda 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 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,840,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,840,850

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 232,715

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,840,850

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13110 records found.