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)
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo 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 4,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,161,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,161,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 422,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,161,350

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13110 records found.