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)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 1,223,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 1,223,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 384,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 1,223,875

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13110 records found.