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)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 911,324

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 557,250

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13110 records found.