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)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. 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 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 444,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,200

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13110 records found.