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 145,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco 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
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,842,250

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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 145,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,842,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 272,809

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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 145,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,842,250

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13110 records found.