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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,890,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 1,886,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 863,667

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 1,886,100

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13110 records found.