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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 313,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 63,550

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13110 records found.