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)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 542,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 291,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 650,449

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 291,950

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13110 records found.