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

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 117,450

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13110 records found.