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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,602,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,602,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,163,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,602,100

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13110 records found.