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)
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, 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 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 704,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 704,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 738,439

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