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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA 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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 615,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,293,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 615,350

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13110 records found.