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)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 42,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Page SUM 466,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spy Hop Productions Inc UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 289,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Page SUM 466,050

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13110 records found.