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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 477,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 456,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 477,450

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13110 records found.