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)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 111,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 270,374

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 50,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 270,374

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13110 records found.