Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,978,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 128,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,924,549

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 128,450

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13110 records found.