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)
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc 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 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,875,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,875,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 796,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,875,650

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13110 records found.