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)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. 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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,070,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Pulse Voices N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,430,710

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 749,750

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