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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 121,450

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13110 records found.