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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 330,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Page SUM 547,033

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 330,065

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13110 records found.