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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,203,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,203,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 421,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,203,950

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13110 records found.