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)
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,361,517

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,361,517

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 227,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,361,517

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13110 records found.