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)
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,255,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,255,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,246,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,255,250

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13110 records found.