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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 226,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 476,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 162,650

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 134,325

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