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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 798,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 798,840

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 636,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 798,840

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13110 records found.