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)
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
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
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 887,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 887,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 8,248,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,265,139

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