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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,026,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,026,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 549,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,026,350

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13110 records found.