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)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 152,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 152,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 147,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 152,500

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13110 records found.