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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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