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)
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A 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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 910,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 910,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 1,530,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
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
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 910,700

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13110 records found.