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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem School of the Arts, 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 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 527,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 527,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 438,132

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 527,700

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13110 records found.