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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 117,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 475,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 256,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 475,800

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13110 records found.