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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 497,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 497,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,399,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 497,450

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13110 records found.