Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,712

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 657,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,712

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13110 records found.