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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation 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 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 820,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 820,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 373,024

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 820,000

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13110 records found.