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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humanities West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humanities West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brave Maker CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Underground Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 30,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 523,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humanities West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 187,455

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13280 records found.