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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 514,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 657,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,285,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 514,800

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13110 records found.