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)
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 261,700

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 261,700

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,957,000

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,165,950

Pages

13110 records found.