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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 795,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 584,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 795,100

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13110 records found.