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)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,416,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,416,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Jazz Organization 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
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 877,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,416,175

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13110 records found.