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)
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 758,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 758,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,391,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 758,800

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13110 records found.