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)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 393,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 457,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,918,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 457,700

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13110 records found.