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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 698,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 698,375

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 324,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 698,375

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13110 records found.