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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 990,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 330,725

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