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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 534,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 534,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Jewish Women's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leap Arts in Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 273,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 534,500

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13280 records found.