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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA 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
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco 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
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association 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
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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13110 records found.