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)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 993,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 993,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 619,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 993,950

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13110 records found.