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)
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 732,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 732,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 202,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 732,210

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13110 records found.