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)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,993,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,993,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 512,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,993,950

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13110 records found.