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 Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED 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 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Page SUM 1,060,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Page SUM 1,060,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,810,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Page SUM 1,060,800

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13110 records found.