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)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 1,178,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 1,178,790

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,220,915

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Valley Woman's Club United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 1,178,790

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13280 records found.