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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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