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)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 986,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 986,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,165,583

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 986,850

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13110 records found.