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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,373,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,373,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,841,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,373,800

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13110 records found.