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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,298,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,298,774

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 594,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,298,774

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13110 records found.