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)
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,895,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,895,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 739,400

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