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)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 768,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 44,045,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 533,597

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 86,975

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13110 records found.