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)
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 1,795,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 1,795,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,279,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 1,795,474

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13110 records found.