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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 296,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 296,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 204,362

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,137,700

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13110 records found.