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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA 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
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 590,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 590,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Page SUM 1,851,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 590,474

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13110 records found.