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, and corporate 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)
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Page SUM 1,388,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Page SUM 1,388,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 231,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Page SUM 1,388,550

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13110 records found.