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)
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 44,149,695

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,700

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13110 records found.