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)
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 490,750

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 650,750

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13110 records found.