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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,424,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,424,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 1,052,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,424,950

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13110 records found.