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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,361,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,361,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 717,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,361,400

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13110 records found.