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)
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Page SUM 7,107,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Page SUM 7,107,324

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,259,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Page SUM 7,107,324

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13110 records found.