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)
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,381,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,381,060

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 834,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,381,060

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13110 records found.