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)
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,372,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 371,200

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13110 records found.