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)
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 24,391,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 24,391,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 24,391,950

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13110 records found.