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)
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 609,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 864,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 907,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 864,100

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13110 records found.