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, and corporate 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)
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda 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)
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 465,100

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13110 records found.