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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 753,365

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 753,365

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 921,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 753,365

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13110 records found.