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, and corporate 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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 836,024

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 940,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 434,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 940,850

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13110 records found.