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)
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 626,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 626,848

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 238,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 626,848

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13110 records found.