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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 226,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 226,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 318,934

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 226,800

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13110 records found.