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)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 980,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 980,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,179,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 980,250

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13110 records found.