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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,896,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,896,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 143,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,896,200

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13110 records found.