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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,152,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,152,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Choral Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Storycatchers Theatre IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 144,275

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
A Toda Voz, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,152,450

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13280 records found.