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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 23,965,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 614,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 657,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 614,000

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