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)
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 3,288,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 408,200

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13110 records found.