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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 566,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,754,450

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,717,800

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