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)
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 201,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 201,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,240,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 201,875

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13110 records found.