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)
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 728,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 728,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,832,607

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