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)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,867,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,867,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 236,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,867,200

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13110 records found.