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, and corporate 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)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 466,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 466,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,016,100

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