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)
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,595,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,595,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 760,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,595,000

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13110 records found.