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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 623,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 623,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 952,000

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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 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 623,750

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13110 records found.