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)
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 536,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 536,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Watsonville Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Theatre Company NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 763,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Objectivist Center Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rethink Charity United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 536,000

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13280 records found.