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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,492,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reprezent ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,492,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Univision Communications Inc. FL Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Flux Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 257,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reprezent ltd England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,492,000

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13280 records found.