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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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13110 records found.