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
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 266,700

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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
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 266,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,122,495

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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
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 266,700

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13110 records found.