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)
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 307,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 307,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 418,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 307,150

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13110 records found.