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)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,327,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,327,140

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,185,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,327,140

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13110 records found.