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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 504,857

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 504,857

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 45,553,783

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 504,857

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13110 records found.