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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 161,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 161,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 177,299

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 161,800

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13110 records found.