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 Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 894,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 794,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 594,283

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 785,874

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13110 records found.