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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 337,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 699,885

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Page SUM 1,105,155

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 699,885

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13110 records found.