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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 509,724

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 370,240

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13110 records found.