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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 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
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,273,407

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 214,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 45,854,183

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 211,700

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