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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 240,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 738,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 240,000

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13110 records found.