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, and corporate 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)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 210,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 210,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 753,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 210,900

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13110 records found.