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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 192,012

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 192,012

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,200,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 192,012

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13110 records found.