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)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA 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)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 910,999

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 859,274

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 910,999

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13110 records found.