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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 535,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,617,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,380,174

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 535,074

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13110 records found.