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)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 797,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 797,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 43,900,983

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NalandaWay Foundation India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 797,500

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13110 records found.