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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,419,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,419,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,572,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,419,700

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13110 records found.