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)
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,906,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,906,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,710,574

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,906,350

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13110 records found.