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)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,476,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,476,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Univision Communications Inc. FL Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mannakin Theater and Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Page SUM 135,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center of Museum Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,476,300

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13280 records found.