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)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,279,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,279,825

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 791,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,279,825

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13110 records found.