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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
State Street Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
All Stars Project Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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