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)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,457,549

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,457,549

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,058,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,457,549

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13110 records found.