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 Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 167,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 167,510

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Page SUM 1,389,374

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