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, and corporate 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)
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 753,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 595,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,405,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 752,400

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13110 records found.