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, and corporate 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)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 534,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 534,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,240,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 534,600

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13110 records found.