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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 45,072,433

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 332,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,093,194

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 332,900

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13110 records found.