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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 699,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 699,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 810,549

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 699,474

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13110 records found.