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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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