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)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 350,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 350,665

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,549,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 350,665

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13110 records found.