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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo 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 299
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,806,299

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,806,299

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 511,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,806,299

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13110 records found.