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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,246,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,810

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,084,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,810

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13110 records found.