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)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 414,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 2,947,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,056,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 322,650

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