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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 244,451

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 666,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art Enables DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 366,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Bluesphere Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,151,700

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13280 records found.