Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 694,199

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 694,199

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,332,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 694,199

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13110 records found.