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)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 772,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 919,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 231,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,158,525

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13110 records found.