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)
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 315,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 513,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Make-Believe Association IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Discalced, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 6,508,510

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 534,300

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