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)
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 908,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 908,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 133,612

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 908,250

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13110 records found.