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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara 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 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 130,200

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13110 records found.