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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 283,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 324,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Bodhi Tree Concerts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 283,750

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13280 records found.