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)
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 469,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 402,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 469,700

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13110 records found.