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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,562,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,462,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 380,233

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Opera America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,462,800

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13280 records found.