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)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,460

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,460

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 949,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,460

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13110 records found.