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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,392,650

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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 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,392,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,092,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,392,650

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13110 records found.