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)
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 320,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 320,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,120,745

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 320,050

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13110 records found.