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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 317,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 317,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor 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
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,465,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 317,000

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13110 records found.