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)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 540,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 540,665

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,271,012

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 276,915

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13110 records found.