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)
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 584,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 584,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,112,995

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 584,950

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13110 records found.