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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,160,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,160,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 396,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,160,800

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13110 records found.