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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. 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 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 241,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,087,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 241,400

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13110 records found.