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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 83,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 915,657

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 908,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 915,657

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13110 records found.